AutoNavi Launches China's First Map Application for Windows 8

AutoNavi Launches China's First Map Application for Windows 8

AMAP App Expands its Coverage to Include All Major Operating Systems

BEIJING, Oct. 24, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AutoNavi Holdings Limited
("AutoNavi" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:AMAP), a leading provider of digital map
content and navigation and location-based solutions in China, today announced
that it launched its AMAP map application ("app") for Windows 8 on October 23
to coincide with Microsoft's global launch of Windows 8, which kicked off in
Shanghai, China on the same date. The app was one of a few select applications
displayed during the Windows 8 China launch event.

AutoNavi's customized map app, AMAP, offers a fast, accurate and easy-to-use
mapping experience to Windows 8 users, taking advantage of many of the
significant enhancements to the operating system's user interface. Key
features of the app include a 3D view, location sharing, location alerts and
split-screen capability that enables users to perform other functions while
still viewing their map.

"With the launch of app for Windows 8, we now operate map applications on all
major operating systems, including Android and iOS," said Mr. Congwu Cheng,
chief executive officer of AutoNavi. "Our ability to develop maps successfully
across multiple platforms reflects the strength, adaptability and speed of our
R&D. We are proud that the quality and reliability of our map applications
have been recognized by many of the world's leading technology companies. We
believe the app for Windows 8 will further strengthen our cooperation with
Microsoft and expand our user base across a new range of devices."

About AutoNavi Holdings Limited

AutoNavi Holdings Limited (Nasdaq:AMAP) is a leading provider of digital map
content and navigation and location-based solutions in China. At the core of
its business is a comprehensive nationwide digital map database that covers
approximately 3.4 million kilometers of roadway and over 20 million points of
interest across China. Through its digital map database and proprietary
technology platform, AutoNavi provides comprehensive, integrated navigation
and location-based solutions optimized for the Chinese market and users,
including automotive navigation solutions, mobile location-based solutions and
Internet location-based solutions, and public sector and enterprise
applications. For more information on AutoNavi, please visit
http://www.autonavi.com.

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Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements made under the "safe
harbor" provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology
such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans,"
"believes," "estimates," "confident" and similar statements. AutoNavi may also
make written or oral forward-looking statements in its reports filed with or
furnished to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual report
to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral
statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties.
Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about
AutoNavi's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number
of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those
contained in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the
following: AutoNavi's ability to adequately maintain and update its digital
map database and minimize errors in its solutions; its current reliance on the
automotive navigation market and a small number of customers for a substantial
portion of its revenues; the project-based nature of its public sector and
enterprise applications business; its limited operating history in the
mobile/Internet location-based solutions markets; compliance with a complex
set of laws, rules and regulations governing its surveying and mapping and
other businesses in China; competition in the navigation and location-based
solutions businesses in China; and its ability to manage its growth
effectively and efficiently. Further information regarding these and other
risks is included in AutoNavi's annual report on Form 20-F as well as in its
other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information
provided in this press release is current as of the date of the press release,
and AutoNavi undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required
under applicable law.

CONTACT: For investor and media inquiries please contact:
        
         In China:
        
         Serena Shi
         AutoNavi Holdings Limited
         Tel: +86-10-8410-7883
         E-mail: serena.shi@autonavi.com
        
         Derek Mitchell
         Ogilvy Financial, Beijing
         Tel: +86-10-8520-3073
         E-mail: amap@ogilvy.com
        
         In the U.S.:
        
         Jessica Barist Cohen
         Ogilvy Financial, New York
         Tel: +1-646-460-9989
         E-mail: amap@ogilvy.com

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